Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 84 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.16% 0.99% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 8.73% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 0
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
West Midlands median annual salary £31,250 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -26.47% +41.67% -57.14%

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 85 126 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.47% 11.37% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 75 111 151
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +5.26%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -10 1 £40,000 +14.29%
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NSubstitute
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Ninject
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL